I cannot think of any other way to start than by saying thank you. It is something that we have said time and time again this term, because in truth we owe you nothing but our heartfelt thanks for the unwavering support that we have received from the whole school community over this past term. This has unquestionably been the most challenging year that many of us have lived through, and I am proud to say that our school family responded to adversity with endless amounts of compassion and kindness for each other.
Thank you for your patience. Guidance has changed often and we have worked our way through from Plan A to Plan Z to ensure that we have done everything possible to support our learners. Thank you for your tolerance while at short notice we organised home learning, trying to balance the needs of everyone whether they be enthusiastic for more work or struggling to complete any. Often, it was sadly the case that we found out about big announcements at the same time as you, being kept updated by the latest news bulletin or our Facebook feed. The flexibility we have asked of everyone this year has been huge, but hopefully it is clear that every decision and last minute change of plan has always been made with the best interests of your children and our community at heart.
Sadly Covid regulations have meant that most of our annual events have not been able to take place in their traditional face to face format, but I hope that you have appreciated our vast efforts in keeping the school calendar alive by providing as many virtual alternatives as possible. We have always cherished the value of our strong connection to the community of Milford Haven, and this year we have worked hard to maintain that close bond so we could continue working together to best support your children and our extended school family.
We recognise that by sending your children to school you are putting great trust in us, both to care for and to educate them. This year, that couldn’t be more true. So thank you for continuing to trust in us through this chaotic time, particularly when there must have been times of real worry for you, as there have been for all of us.
This Christmas may not look like a normal year, and the festivities may be a bit more low key than we were hoping for, but nevertheless hopefully you will all enjoy a restful and safe break full of Christmas cheer. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year, please ensure you have read our most recent letter regarding arrangements for the start of Spring Term 2021.
Diolch yn fawr. Nadolig Llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda.
As many of you will have seen on the news yesterday, it has been announced by Welsh Government that children will return to school on a staggered basis after the Christmas break. Over the past few months you have received and had to digest a large amount of information, so we will keep this update as clear and concise as possible. Below outlines some changes to the start of our Spring Term.
Please use this booking form to request emergency childcare on the available days if required, all requests will be processed by staff on Monday January 4th: http://bit.ly/2WuJYSg
It is the intention of the school to return in January during the alert level 4 lockdown, after an extended Christmas break we feel it is vital for learners to connect back with school and virtually return to their learning as soon as possible which is why we have moved our planned INSET day as detailed above. However, should circumstances or Government advice change, we shall continue to communicate with you via all of our usual platforms. Please ensure that you check our website, school app or social media pages regularly to stay up to date.
We appreciate your patience given the short notice of these announcements, however as the news unfolds and the world around us continues to change rapidly, we are working hard to adapt our plan as quickly and effectively as possible to best support our whole school family.